To offer students in nursing an opportunity to develop additional skills in clinical nursing research or innovative clinical practice as preparation for a professional nursing career and/or graduate study in nursing
Acceptance into the Nursing Honors Program requires the student to:
have earned a 3.40 GPA in BSN Foundation courses;
have earned a 3.00 GPA UAB and overall;
have submitted the Honors Program Application Form;
have been selected by Honors Committee from application, transcript evaluation, and interview.
BSN, Second Degree BSN, and RN-BSN Mobility students are all eligible for participation in the nursing honors program.
Honors Students at NCUR 2008: National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.
Maintenance of a 3.00 GPA (UAB) and a 3.25 GPA in nursing courses through graduation
Completion of a minimum of 7 credit hours designated for honors clinical courses/seminars
Participation in three Honors Seminars to include completion of an honors project
A formal written report in the form of a scholarly paper based on the honors project
An oral or poster presentation at a designated meeting in the School of Nursing, professional meeting or scientific session
Students benefit from the opportunity to choose a clinical or research-focused option that fosters inquiry, initiative, independence, and integration of prior course requirements into a specific role of the professional nurse. Additionally, students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of acknowledgement at the UAB Honors Convocation and will graduate “With Honors in Nursing.” Students who participate in both the UAB Honors program and the School of Nursing Honors program will graduate “With University Honors in Nursing.”
For more information and/or admission to the Nursing Honors Program, please contact:
Ellen B. Buckner, DSN, RN
Professor and Coordinator of Honors in Nursing
UAB School of Nursing
Telephone: (205) 934-6799